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  • Local | June 30, 2014

    Stampede closes with Chris Young, Jana Kramer and more


    For many Country Stampeders, this Monday morning was tougher than average. But then again, that will happen after four straight days of music, beer, camping and late-night parties. The biggest country music festival in the region closed Sunday at Tuttle Creek State Park with performances

  • Local | June 30, 2014

    Stampede medical incidents up from 2013

    Riley County EMS Director Larry Couchman reported Monday that the number of medical-related incidents at this weekend’s Country Stampede was low considering the magnitude of the event and its attendance, which he said could number anywhere from 40,000 to 60,000 per day. “I said last week

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 30, 2014

    Commission to vote on guest tax

    City commissioners will provide feedback Tuesday on the proposed transient guest tax increase. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. This discussion comes to the commission as a part of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) 2015 budget request, which includes the Flint Hills

  • Local | June 29, 2014

    Headliners Bryan and Church wow Country Stampede crowds


    There’s the church you can go to on Sunday mornings, and then there’s Eric Church, the star tens of thousands of worshipping fans flocked to see Saturday night at Tuttle Creek State Park for the 19th annual Kicker Country Stampede. Church, who’s

  • Local | June 29, 2014

    A day at the campgrounds


    Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed colleagues, families, friends, and guests reading these words at this very moment, I am about to take you on a whimsical journey 24 hours in the making. For the next few minutes (or however long it takes you to read things), you

  • Local |Education | June 29, 2014

    Percentage of Kansas income spent on education in state dipping

    The percentage of Kansas personal income spent on education has been dipping, despite a significant overall increase in how much the state’s residents are making. Adjusted for inflation, Kansas is predicted spend about $305 million less in 2015 than it did in 2009, based on numbers presented

  • Local | June 29, 2014

    Four people at Stampede hospitalized

    Four people at Country Stampede received medical treatment Thursday morning after being poisoned by carbon monoxide. Riley County EMS Director Larry Couchman said that around 4 a.m., three adults and one teenager were poisoned because of two poorly positioned generators near the group’s camping

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2014

    Meadowlark hires development director

    The Meadowlark Hills Foundation has named Becky Fitzgerald the new development director. Fitzgerald will be responsible for creating, fostering and maintaining relationships with donors, residents and staff. She will work to cultivate gifts and to provide the opportunity for individuals to give their time, talents

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2014

    Blanton Realty gets new Realtor

    Ryan Cole has joined Blanton Realty as a licensed Realtor. Ryan grew up in the Manhattan/Wamego area and graduated from Wamego High School. He attended both Kansas University and Kansas State University and received his degree in Education and Sport Management. Ryan has been

  • Local |Business | June 29, 2014

    Mother, son open antique shop

    A mother-son team has opened Manhattan’s newest mid-century, vintage and antique shop in the old Ramblers building, 8711 E. US Highway 24. Melodie Pooler and her son, Kelly Tessendorf, are proprietors of Blue Moon, sharing the building with Never Better Bakery. The shop features antique furniture,

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